El Estoque

Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight, out of mind

Emma Lam

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Block: to obstruct (someone or something) by placing obstacles in the way I don’t think people realize how easy it is for social media to get out of control. Of course, we all get the presentations of online safety and how we shouldn’t do anything that could jeopardize our careers and futures...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Gunn HS 4-19

Boys water polo: Team loses to Gunn HS 4-19

Emma Lam

September 21, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday, Sept. 19, the MVHS boys water polo team had their second home game, this time against Gunn High School. While parents filled the bleachers ready to cheer on their kids, players from both teams dove into the pool and warmed up for the match. As the boys water polo’s part...

Drama: A college conundrum

Drama: A college conundrum

Emma Lam

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ven though MVHS may be considered STEM focused by many, every year the Drama department draws in its share of enthusiastic and talented students. However, not all of these students continue with drama in college, despite their high school passion for the performing arts. For the students...

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the girls junior varsity water polo teams were shaking hands after losing their game against Wilcox HS, the MVHS girls water polo players were preparing themselves for their own game against WHS. As the first home game of the season,  the team’s excitement was tangible despite...

ASB: A new beginning

ASB: A new beginning

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll and Roshan Fernandez [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the second month of the school year begins, former middle schoolers are slowly adapting to becoming freshmen, the former freshmen turn to sophomores, ready to leave the bottom, the sophomores turn to juniors, starting...

A lookback: Student Produced Plays

A lookback: Student Produced Plays

Emma Lam

May 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the semester, the Advanced Drama Honors class has been working tirelessly to perfect their year-end projects: four student-produced plays in the Black Box Theatre, each about 45 minutes. The event where all of these projects were performed ran from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m ...

Popping the K-pop bubble

Popping the K-pop bubble

Emma Lam

May 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Music Around the World, Special

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he concert begins. Suggestive winks summon screams from the crowd. The performers, along with their signature look — defined cheekbones and hair dyed various different shades— are singing and dancing energetically for their international fans. Fans, who, in terms of physical exert...

Track and Field: Cupertino High School loses against MVHS Track Team

Track and Field: Cupertino High School loses against MVHS Track Team

Emma Lam

April 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Track & Field

It was a blinding day, the sun shining down on the red and purple clad people below. The sun beat down on the athletes below, and the sounds of start guns ring across the field. People are spread across the field, the shouts of cheering ringing all around. Although, the competition was tough, the Mat...

College Planning Workshop prepares juniors for college application process

College Planning Workshop prepares juniors for college application process

Emma Lam

March 18, 2017


Filed under Education, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey all sit around circular tables, looking up at the Powerpoint in the front. Some of them look scared, some of them tired, but theres one thing they all have in common. They’re eager to learn. The second session of the College Planning Workshop on Thurs. March 16 had to be he...

Animal Instincts: A fight towards the finish

Animal Instincts: A fight towards the finish

Emma Lam

March 8, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Small but Powerful She’s small, but packs a punch. Her friends are aware — they know that despite her small size and stature, that she’s carrying a lot of power. They’re careful around her —  even her high fives hurt. Junior Sabrina Hung, a blackbelt in taekwondo, has had to learn to watch her cont...

Look back: behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Look back: behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Emma Lam

March 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ercutio rushes on stage, drawing his saber and immediately attacking Tybalt. Swords clash and clang until Tybalt gains the advantage, drawing his sword upward and killing Mercutio. This was just one of many battle scenes in MVHS Drama’s annual production of Romeo and Juliet. Throug...